Down East Becomes “Nor East Clam Shack” on Delancey

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Down East is down the drain, so to speak. The week-old cubbyhole clam shack adjacent to Grey Lady at 77 Delancey Street is now operating under a new moniker. Thanks to a hasty cease-and-desist from a Long Island seafood distributor called Down East Seafood, the snack bar is henceforth professionally known as the Nor East Clam Shack. The blackboard has since been erased and re-drawn.

This image has been archived or removed.

According to the proprietors, Nor East will have a limited menu until Wednesday of clam rolls, New England style hot dogs, lobster rolls, and a Narraganset beer-battered fluke on a potato roll. Each option is apparently served with a house-made pickle, cole slaw, and bag of Cape Cod chips packed in a doggie bag. Got that?

And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a guy shucking takeaway orders of oysters and clams on a daily basis.

Recent Stories

Truck Hits ‘OhK Dog’ Dining Shed on Ludlow Street

Ludlow Street neighbors began Saturday with the sound of a large crash. It was the sound of the OhK Dog dining shed collapsing to the ground. From what we gather, a truck driver headed southbound on Ludlow struck the popular restaurant’s outdoor annex. No one was hurt in the incident. This was apparently the second […]

New 21-Story Tower Begins Ascent on Market Street

A former Lower East Side parking lot is meeting its skyscraping destiny. Another tower. The through-block parcel on Henry Street, just west of Market, is already on its upward ascent. The new mixed-use development at 59 Henry will ultimately rise 21 stories (227 feet), with 57,395 square-feet of residential floor area and 40,305 square-feet for […]

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]